College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
17-1
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
3-15
SOR Leader
Villanova
17-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
16-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East17-111714
2PurduePURBig Ten18-2227210
3VirginiaUVAACC16-135333
4DukeDUKEACC16-241641
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten16-35791732
6CincinnatiCINAmerican16-261231427
7KansasKUBig 1215-371588
8GonzagaGONZWCC16-381051957
9North CarolinaUNCACC15-49252
10Texas TechTTUBig 1215-310431214
11Wichita StateWICHAmerican15-311882318
12West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-31225920
13XavierXAVBig East17-3132176
14CreightonCREIBig East15-414472226
15ClemsonCLEMACC15-31541137
16Ohio StateOSUBig Ten16-416141125
17Saint Mary'sSMCWCC17-2173354142
18TCUTCUBig 1214-418282022
19MichiganMICHBig Ten16-419381528
20TennesseeTENNSEC12-52031813
21ArizonaARIZPac-1215-421572721
22Notre DameNDACC13-622636254
23NevadaNEVMW17-3231572817
24MiamiMIAACC13-424563324
25FloridaFLASEC13-52592640

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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